Spunk Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 74 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Spunk Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes out from the woods in Chapter 2?

2. How does Spunk act when he has relations with another man's wife?

3. During what decade is this story set?

4. What does Lena say about the house she lives in now?

5. What do Elijah's friends call him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Spunk seem to think the bobcat is?

2. How do others in the town treat Spunk? Why do they treat him this way?

3. Do you admire Spunk or despise him? Why?

4. Describe the differences between Joe and Spunk.

5. Do you think there is any competition between Joe and Spunk? Why or why not?

6. What sort of supernatural twist does Hurston give her story?

7. Why does Spunk move Lena into the Bradley house?

8. How does Joe react when Spunk seduces Lena? Do you think he would have reacted differently if Spunk had not been so intimidating?

9. What is fascinating about Spunk? In finishing Chapter 1, what do you predict will happen to him?

10. Describe the setting for this story as given in the beginning of Chapter 1.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the deaths of Joe and Spunk. How is the way each of them die reflective of their characters?

Essay Topic 2

Hurston uses a narrative point of view throughout the entire play. Why do you think it was written this way? What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular story?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the climax of this story and the series of events leading up to the climax. How did characters respond to the climax? What did Hurston include in the story to insure that the climax would be as powerful and meaningful as possible?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 719 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Spunk Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Spunk from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook